Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts

Varicose Veins and Athletes – The Surprising Facts Did you know that even if you are healthy and exercise regularly, you still can develop varicose veins? You might even think that because you’re in good shape, there’s no way you could have such a problem. But the reality is that even athletes can develop varicose […]

Reasons To Have Your Varicose Veins Treated Now, Not Later

Many people assume that the worst part about varicose veins is worrying about how their legs look in shorts. In reality, varicose veins carry serious health risks. If left untreated, you could face a number of issues, from painful ulcers to dangerous blood clots. If you’re suffering from varicose veins, take a look at these […]

What Footwear is Good for Varicose Veins?

You know that varicose veins are the dark, bulging, rope-like cords underneath your skin, and you know that your vein health is important. But did you know that the shoes you wear every day play a substantial role in encouraging proper circulation? Find out what standards your shoes should meet, and learn about the different […]

Manage Varicose Vein Pain

One of the biggest complaints about varicose veins is the pain often associated with it. Varicose veins are formed when vein valves are no longer able to push blood upward through the leg, against the flow of gravity. As a result, blood pools in the vein and causes it to swell. Dark, bulging veins may […]

Strategies for Sitting All Day

Sitting isn’t ideal for our bodies. Yet we spend most of our day in a sitting position. Some say “sitting is the new smoking.” This is especially true for those who work desk jobs, although our time spent sitting extends further than the office. We sit when driving, when taking phone calls, when watching TV. […]

Why Do My Varicose Veins Itch?

Varicose veins are most commonly known for their dark, bulging appearance. However, these veins are more than just a cosmetic concern. They are often coupled with symptoms such as feelings of pain, heaviness, and fatigue in the lower legs. But there’s another symptom that you may not associate with varicose veins: itchiness. The experienced vascular […]

Sitting on the Sitz Bone

Do you work at a desk job? Or maybe you’re an avid traveler? If so, you’re already aware of the stress this puts on both your joints and your circulation. Of course, you’re likely also aware of the other problems associated with sitting all day. People aren’t designed to be in a constant seated position […]

Water Retention and Varicose Veins

What’s the link between varicose veins and water retention? It depends. These two conditions are often interconnected. Varicose veins can raise your risk for fluid retention, but the pressure caused by fluid retention can also raise your risk of developing varicose veins. While fluid retention may sometimes be seen as an ignorable annoyance, its presence […]

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